Fresh Fig and Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

Fresh Fig and Heirloom Tomato Salad

Serves 4

Two stars of late summer produce, heirloom tomatoes and fresh figs, pair beautifully in this simple salad.


  • 3 cups arugula
  • 2 heirloom tomatoes, yellow and red preferred, cut into wedges
  • 4 fresh ripe figs, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • Flaky finishing salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped Marcona almonds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Scatter greens on a platter. Top with tomatoes and figs.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with nuts and cheese.
  4. Panzanella: Add torn pieces of artisan bread, tossed with garlic-oil and salt, and lightly toasted.
  5. Mediterranean Fig Salad: Use pomegranate molasses instead of balsamic vinegar and feta in place of goat cheese.

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